This post is dedicated to my Bros on both sides of the pond. You know who you are. I wouldn't dream of doing this life without you. XO, L A Coping With Grief Post November marked the fourth deathiversary since I said goodbye to my Daddy. In the time he's been gone, I've … [Read more...] about Bros, Lows, and Fatherless Widows
BlogA few years ago, I was just like everyone else I knew. I was on the corporate career track at a company I loved, caring for my aging parents, and taking life’s adventures one day at a time with my soul mate at my side. I had a plan. I knew where I was going, how long it would take to get there, and had the action items to propel me towards my life goals.
A Friends and Family Post Thursday is American Thanksgiving and the kickoff to the holiday season. It's also a time that has the potential to be extra painful to the bereaved. I've written a bunch on this, so consider this a gentle reminder and request: please, say their … [Read more...] about Say Their Names
"Age is irrelevant. Ask me how many sunsets I've seen, hearts I've loved, trips I've taken, or concerts I've been to. That's how old I am." ~Joelle A Keeping It Real Post Remember when I wrote about being invisible? I think it's safe to say I'm fully recovered. Or, … [Read more...] about Another Birthday Post
A Keeping It Real Post This week I attended my first funeral since D's. For those of you keeping track, it's been over three years. I don't remember much about his funeral. It was a week after he died. I remember stressing about the fact his ashes weren't back from the … [Read more...] about Funerals, Gratitude, and the End of A Journey
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.” J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in … [Read more...] about My favorite authors
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices A Coping With Grief Post When I was in Belfast recently, my friend invited me to attend a Promise Yoga … [Read more...] about What Yoga Teaches Us About Holding Space for Grief